February 8, 2001 THE STATE OF EDUCATIONSmall-town pride, values keep rural districts afloat By JENNIFER DUKES LEEREGISTER STAFF WRITER Diagonal, Ia. -The old brick schoolhouse stands like a sentinel on the Diagonal hillside, a symbol of endurance, stubbornness and town pride. The death knell ...
This blog is a place where I share my faith, question what it means to be Christian and share how my old assumptions are often turned upside-down. Because of this, I want to make my core beliefs clear: I confess Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I believe Jesus is God, the living Word, […]
Hi kind friends, My name is Jennifer Dukes Lee. I am a farmer’s wife. I’m the mama of two girls. And I’m an imperfect, flawed pilgrim who’s stumbling my way home. I find hope in the rooted things: family, crops, a legacy of generations, words rooted in the Word … ...
The Celtic people of ancient Ireland had a word for places like these — where Heaven seems nearer. They called them “thin places.” Where the veil between this worldand the next Oneis thinlike gossamer,where lines blur betweenordinaryand holyUntil you can’t tell the ...
I pack a tent wherever I go. I don’t sleep in my tent, mind you, but when I visit my tent, I find rest. For years, I have carried with me a tent and an altar, though I didn’t have it name for it until recently, after a study of Maybe God is Right after […]
Pringles, Pastor’s Wives, and Paper Tablecloths
“While serving her simple fare, Sonja said, ‘I’m not here to impress you with my cooking, but I was gone all day yesterday, and God put you on my mind, so that’s that! Now tell me–how are your kids?'”
Supersize Your Happiness Today
If we want to be happier today, let’s stop wishing for someone else’s life and discover happiness in the life we have. We begin by halting comparison.